Letters Pay in the NHS

Author’s reply to St Leger and Kay

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i117 (Published 14 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i117
  1. John Appleby, chief economist1
  1. 1King’s Fund, London, UK
  1. j.appleby{at}kingsfund.org.uk

St Leger raises an important point about the validity of comparisons of occupations.1 2 The bubbles in the main chart reflect the approximate size of the workforce in each group, and several of the NHS groups are much larger than the non-NHS ones. So it’s incorrect to say that the …

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